Tuesday, Aug. 11

TUESDAY 8/11/2020

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Coronavirus updates

Please monitor the Being Community webpage for information connected to Luther College's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including changes in Academics and Student Life and guidance on Protection Protocols. 


HR update

Offices return to regular work hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday) on Monday, August 17.

Begin setting up multi-factor authentication now

All Luther community members will need to visit mfa.luther.edu to set up MFA as soon as possible using the following steps: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). The following systems will use your Luther email address and Norse Key password to sign in and most will require MFA: Norse Hub, Adobe CC, Explorance Blue, HandShake, LinkedIn Learning, LiquidFiles, Microsoft Office 365 for use on personally-owned devices, Qualtrics, VoiceThread, Fixit, and Zoom. 

Wellness blood panel

Gunderson Health Systems will be on campus Aug. 18, and WMC on campus Aug. 25, for the wellness blood draws. The time slots are filling up fast so reserve your spot! (The spots available are between 6:30-7 a.m.). Please contact Vicky Jaeger <jaegervi> to secure your spot.

Updated Legends hours beginning Thursday, Aug. 13

The hours of operation for general users will be Monday through Friday, from 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Monday through Thursday, from 5-7 p.m. There will be designated student-athlete only time between open sessions.

Workshop for faculty and staff Aug. 19

As the world confronts two global pandemics, the Covid-19 pandemic and the pandemic of racism and racialized violence, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a workshop, "Confront Pandemics: Building Culturally Responsive Education," from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 19, via Zoom. Visit the CELT website or a full description and to register. Those who register will be sent the Zoom link for the workshop.

Virtual Friendship Family Program

The Center for Intercultural Engagement and Student Success (CIES) is looking for volunteers to participate in our 2020 Friendship Family Program, which partners local individuals/families with incoming first-year international students. The program is more important this year than ever, as our students are arriving amidst so much uncertainty. You can be a part of their positive transition to life at Luther! The program will be 100% virtual, at least for fall 2020. Please email <mugglicl> with questions or to indicate interest in the program.

Black Alumni Association scholarship established

A new scholarship opportunity will soon be available to African American students at Luther. The Black Alumni Association Scholarship was established this summer in memory of slain African Americans who fell victim to racist violence in America. The scholarship will be awarded annually to African American students who are in need of financial assistance, with preference given to those who are active in community engagement. The scholarship will be available to students in the fall of 2021.

Dining Services goes cashless

All dining locations on campus will be cashless. However, all major credit cards, debit cards and dining dollars will be accepted.

New Campus Event Request Form

Campus Programming has a new and improved Campus Event Request Form. Whether your event is in person or virtual, using this form will add it to our internal Google calendar (and the Luther Events Calendar if you choose), and help prevent scheduling conflicts. Contact Megan Pitz <bohrme01> for COVID-adjusted room capacities. If you have suggestions for Campus Programming, please contact Kristen Underwood <k.underwood>.


Chapel this week

Thank you for supporting chapel throughout the academic year. Weekday Chapel will begin again when fall classes resume.

Home sporting events

The American Rivers Conference has canceled summer schedules.

Events this week

Until the time comes for us to safely gather in person, Campus Programming will be supporting virtual events and new ways to create community.

Opening Convocation Aug. 31 (virtual event)

Celebrate the start of the new academic year and welcome the class of 2024 with a virtual Opening Convocation at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31. The convocation speaker is Thi Bui, author of "The Best We Could Do," the summer 2020 reading. Thi Bui came to the United States in 1978 as part of the "boat people" wave of refugees fleeing Southeast Asia at the end of the Vietnam War. Her graphic novel delivers personal narratives of multiple generations, set against the complex history of Vietnam in the 20th century. Opening Convocation is required for Paideia students as part of their coursework. A link will be available to the public for this live-streamed event. Limited copies of the book are still available for faculty and staff in the Luther College Book Shop.

Service of Dedication

Traditionally held in August for faculty and staff before classes begin, this year's Service of Dedication will welcome the full campus community to the academic year as part of Homecoming Weekend in October. Details and a link to this virtual event will be available in September.


Welcome, new hires

Josh Galvin started his position as assistant men's and women's soccer coach and staff instructor in HPES on Aug. 3. His office is Regents Center 16, telephone 387-1799.

Leo Naughton Herbach started his position as multimedia strategic fellow on on Aug. 3. His office is Preus Library 100A, telephone 387-1823.

Aaron Thompson started his position as associate athletic trainer on Aug. 3. His office is Regents Center 35A, telephone 387-1609.

Kathryn Thompson stated her position as pastoral intern on Aug. 3. Her office is CFL 205, telephone 387-1040.

Tim Yourison started his position as assistant football coach and staff instructor in HPES on Aug. 4. His office is Regents Center 11D, telephone 387-1637.

Celebrations this week

Aug. 11: Chandra Jennings, Heather Cote, Paul Dittmer
Aug. 13: Cathy Nelson, Emily Dirks, Miola Gossman, Stephanie Travers
Aug. 14: Laurie Christopher, Lynne Postudensek Hart, Ruth Hageman
Aug. 16: Soeren Steding
Aug. 17: Todd Green, Xiao Hu


Aug. 7: Mariah D. Smith, 20 years
Aug. 11: Larry D. Sikkink, 40 years
Aug. 15: Sherry B. Alcock, 30 years; Sue J. Drilling, 30 years


Denise Creek, who worked for Luther for more than 17 years, retired on August 5.

Lynn Ingvalson, who worked for Luther for more than 18 years, retired on August 7.

We thank both of them for their years of service.

Position openings

Director of Marketing Operations (1.0 FTE) to work alongside the Creative Director and Director of Marketing and PR, and reporting directly to the Executive Director for Strategic Marketing and Communications, the Director of Marketing Operations will design, build, and manage the websites, systems, tools, and analytics platforms that enable Luther College to effectively market to a variety of different audiences. The ideal candidate has a deep understanding of marketing; is driven to improve efficiency, processes, and the customer experience; thrives on analytics; and can partner with key departments across campus to maximize engagement with our main audiences. A Bachelor's degree and at least five years of work experience in a marketing operations role, as well as extensive experience overseeing the integration of digital marketing strategies is required.

To view the complete job description and apply for all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.


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For rent: Newly remodeled 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house available for rent Aug. 1. Close to Luther College, on a nice sized lot with 1 stall attached garage. $1300/month rent includes water and sewer, washer and dryer, refrigerator and stove. Call or text 563-379-1768 with questions or to view. Email <olga.michels> to receive a set of pictures of the property.

For sale: 2014 Puma 25 RS travel trailer (28 ft. with bumper hitch). Purchased new at CampSite RV. Like new condition inside and out. (Stored in enclosed shed.) Sleeps up to 6. Extras include stabilizer hitch, awning, and extra battery. $12,500. Contact Jeanie <lovellje> for photos and details.

For sale: Chocolate brown, microfiber loveseat in good condition. 64" long by 36" deep. Non-smoking home, with pets not allowed on furniture. $50 OBO. Please email <marlowch> for photos or questions. 

Wanted: Small apartment or room for rent for Luther Faculty Member. I am a sabbatical replacement for the fall semester. Would like to rent from September or October through the end of January. Contact <fowlev02>.


And finally...

Fun fact: Today in 1929, Babe Ruth became the first professional baseball player to hit 500 homers.